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Solomon Islands after RAMSI

By James Batley On 30 June this year the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) will come to an end. Established in July 2003, RAMSI has been a feature of life in Solomon...

Australia and War To-Day (part 2)

By Mark Thomson Last week, I argued that Australia needs stronger defence. Today I suggest how that might be achieved. Current plans strengthen Australia’s defences slowly. For example, the first of our ‘future submarines’...

The battle for hegemony in the Middle East

By Einat Wilf The story of the Middle East for decades to come is of a battle for the hegemony of Sunni Islam, especially in the Arab world, and of the efforts by non-Sunni...

China’s Belt and Road promise, Asia’s fear and greed

By Graeme Dobell Beijing’s great celebration of the Belt and Road Initiative was a lavish display of China’s promise and power. All those nations paying court to Xi Jinping’s celebratory circus confront the conflicting...

SDG 17: It’s not about transactional partnerships

By Philippa Smales There has been a lot of discussion recently around Goal 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): the goal of partnerships. In full, the Goal reads ‘Strengthen the means of implementation...

Too Secret a Secret Weapon?

By website@atlanticcouncil.org (James Hasik) The DoD IG should craft a broad investigation into the classification of the B-21 bomber program. For Bloomberg Politics, Anthony Capaccio reports this week that the US Defense Department’s Inspector...

ASPI suggests

By Amelia Long and David Lang Hidey-ho, readerinos. Here’s a bunch of stuff that’s guided us through the action-packed week stateside: Politico calls in the big guns to grapple with the question of whether...

Homeland security: back on the government’s agenda?

By John Coyne Rumours are circulating around Canberra that as the Budget dust settles, the government will again consider the case for an Australian Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This should come as no...

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